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Crossing Boundaries in Advertising

I didn’t expect the outcome we received when I scheduled a session on diversity in advertising for the June 17 Diversity Insights Breakfast. I had hoped, of course, for an impact—and we got it, but it was a reaction from participants I hadn’t expected.
Richard Davis, 2015 Opus Distinguished Speaker, gives a presentation in Schulze Auditorium on May 12, 2015.

A Powerful Purpose

Chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Richard Davis advocates for values-based leadership.
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2015 Faculty Service Award: Dawn Elm, Ph.D.

We asked Professor Elm to share some of her thoughts on business and ethics, what makes a supportive and successful learning environment and what makes the Opus College of Business different from other business schools.
A downtown Minneapolis street on Thursday, July 8, 2010. These general scenes of downtown Minneapolis have been photographed for the Opus College of Business Viewbook. See also assignment 10-238.

Out of Office Messaging

It’s summer, and the livin’ is… better than frostbite. But for the marketing communicator, these are troubling months, particularly for the B2B marketer.
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Alumnae among 2015 Women in Business Honorees

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently honored its 2015 Women in Business award winners. Of the 51 women entrepreneurs, executives and leaders honored, five were University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business alumnae.
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Ever Tried, and Now Graduated

"Unique to this MBA degree, there were many professors who shaped the experience to whom I owe a special debt," writes Carl Atiya Swanson '15 M.B.A.
Archie Black, CEO of SPS Commerce, right, gives the commencement address during the graduate business commencement ceremony May 23, 2015 in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex Field House.

The Mini-Masters of Life

Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce, one of the pioneers of cloud computing, addressed the more than 200 students who were hooded in the Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23.
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J-Term Abroad: Marketing in Emerging Markets

One of the recurring themes in MBA study abroad is not necessarily the amazing cities we visited writes Kressen Anderson but the relationships we formed with each other while we were there.
Ellie Henkemeyer, Emma Button and Louise Messina pitch their business concept, BrightSide Produce Distribution.

Pitching a Start-up: 10 Key Issues to Address

Michael P. Moore, director of St. Thomas' William C. Norris Institute, presented his 10 key issues to address when pitching a start-up company to investors, at the Minnesota Inventor's Congress Inspire 2015 Inn...
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Advancing Women in Health Care Professions

It was empowering to be surrounded by women who have accomplished so much and also have the same goals as I do to further ourselves in the health care profession, writes incoming Health Care MBA student Danielle St. Mane, MS, OTR/L.
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MBA Experience and Career Impact

In part 2 of this Q&A looking back on his UST MBA experience, Dave Turnham details the impact his education has had on his career.
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Global Water Challenges and Minnesota Business

The 2014 World Economic Forum identified water as one of the top global risks for society, business and governments. As “the Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota has a unique network of businesses, talent and thought leadership to address water issues that have positioned us to contribute solutions to regional and global water issues.
Students give presentations in Professor Alec Johnson's  Foundations of Entrepreneurship class in a "smart classroom" in Schulze Hall 420 in downtown Minneapolis on April 14, 2015.

Looking Back on the MBA Experience

For Evening UST MBA student Dave Turhnam, the decision to pursue the degree took strong consideration. With a wife, a small child, and ten years of work experience already on his resume, was an MBA really worth it?
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The Retirement Plan for Your Company

You cannot think outside the box, much less impact or change the thoughts inside your box if you continuously hire people who are just like you.
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Making Work Meaningful

Meaningful work means different things to different people, writes Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. “What work would I do if I could do anything I wanted?” or “What work contributes the most to general well-being?”